At the beginning of 2004, Sylvie Bouvier worked with her pupils (7 to 9 years old Adama, Zacharia, Rojin & Swell) on writing some rap lyrics as it seemed to be the very way they would learn to read and write french.
I knew Rojin, Zacharia and Adama for having already worked with them. I found the result so nice, so astonishaly personal, that i proposed the guys to record them while toasting their text, and to make a track for them.
I was teaching 3 years old pupils that same year so it wasn't easy finding some time to record them. i had to cut & paste on the voices and overdubbed some music.
In the text, Adama talks of his mother's death, Zacharia says he misses his father who he hardly sees... Though there is so much trouble for them, they keep having that huge appetite for life.
Everyone had his cd. They proudly played it in all the classes of the school. Unfortunately i couldn't scan the sleeve's drawings each one had made. Wars, weapons... but also a bright Sun !
Text & voices by Les Rapeurs Sans Tete
Music by Chenard Walcker
cc 2004 Free Sample Zone
Chenard Walcker is a French samplecore artist layering large slabs of pop music, obscure funk, soundtracks, etc. The site offers many albums worth of material as free downloads, as an anti-copyright stance. He also publishes the Free Sample Zone, which is all his material under several monikers, and mostly overlaps the releases under the first link.